Balanced diet is key for cats, but occasional treats from your plate are fine. Choose feline-friendly snacks and avoid feeding them raw fish.
Cats need meat for a healthy heart, vision, and reproduction. Offer cooked beef, chicken, turkey, or lean deli meats. Avoid raw or spoiled meat.
Oats, corn, polenta, brown rice, barley, wheat berries, millet, couscous, and whole wheat breadcrumbs can be cooked for cats. Ensure grains are digestible.
Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that benefit cats' eyes, arthritis, kidney disease, and heart disorders. Canned or cooked fish is suitable, but avoid sharing raw fish.
Eggs are another super source of protein for your cat. But make sure they're cooked. Like raw meat and fish, raw eggs can harm your kitty.
Offer fresh cucumber, cantaloupe, steamed broccoli, or asparagus. Veggie burgers (without onions or garlic) can be an option too.
Cheese is a protein-rich snack, but not as complete as meat, fish, or eggs. Some cats may have trouble digesting dairy, so limit cheesy treats and avoid milk.
Toxic foods for cats: chocolate, grapes/raisins, onions/garlic, macadamia nuts, bread dough, alcohol, xylitol (found in sugar-free gum/candy). Keep them out of reach to protect your cat's health.
Treats for cats should be occasional. Regular meals should consist of high-quality cat food with AAFCO statement on the label. Consult your vet for guidance on adding human food to their diet.
Discuss with your vet about adding people food to your cat's diet and determine appropriate portions and frequency. Prioritize a balanced and nutritious cat food.